Sixth Annual Graduate Research Poster Session, January 19, 2012
Congratulations to the winners of the Sixth Annual Graduate Research Poster Session! This was a phenomenal event with the largest attendance to date.
The top poster presenters were (in alphabetical order) :
- Andrew P. Davis (History) “Onward Christian Soldiers”: Religious Popular Print and Combat Motivation in the Army of the Confederacy. 1863-1865.
- Cara Dombroski and Cassidy Canipe (Public Administration) Criminal Domestic Violence Incident Reports – A One-Year Study of Criminal Domestic Violence Incident Reports from Law Enforcement Agencies: Data Collected and Analytical Review.
- Michael P. Griffin (Environmental Studies) What Goes Down Must Come Up: The Role of Groundwater in Lowcountry Flooding.
- Keith Hanson (Environmental Studies) Anthropogenic Impacts on Herpetofaunal Diversity and Community Structure on Kiawah Island, SC.
- Michael T. Owens (English) Disability Narratives in African American Communities.
- Erica N. Veal (History) Charleston’s Black Shining Prince: James Eber Campbell, Uplifting Through Education.
If you are interested in participating next year, here are some regulations and tips from this year's event.
- Students should submit electronically an application including this coversheet and project abstract (in Microsoft Word format) by email to Dr. Amy Thompson McCandless, Dean of the Graduate School, by December 5, 2011.
- The Committee on Graduate Research and Funding will select up to 50 posters that will be displayed at the poster session, with the goal of ensuring representation from a wide range of programs and projects.
- The Graduate School will notify students (and their supervising faculty) whose 50 posters have been selected by December 9.
- A Poster Workshop will be held to assist in the design and completion of posters.
- Graduate students must have their poster completed and printed by January 13, including an electronic version of the poster to be sent by email to Regina Semko, Assistant to the Dean, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- A committee of faculty and deans will select the best entries based on the quality of the research project, the presenter's oral presentation, and the overall design of the poster on the day of the Poster Session, January 19.
- Poster winners will be announced, and prizes will be awarded, the following week.
Poster Session Follow-Up
- Winners' names, poster titles, and program of study will be listed on The Graduate School's website.
- Photos from the Poster Session will be added to The Graduate School's Facebook page.
- Winners will be invited to write a blog post on their project.
- Your poster should be created in PowerPoint, in landscape format set at 54”l. x 40”w.
- Contact Dr. Robert Nusbaum (email@example.com) at the Geology Department or Patty Pate (firstname.lastname@example.org) at the Copy Center to print your poster. The Graduate School will cover the cost to print the posters at these two locations. It is good to be available when your poster is being printed.
- All posters should be completed and printed at least one week prior to the session (by January 12th) to avoid a last minute rush near the deadline.
Tips for Creating Posters
- A Presentation on Formatting Posters
- For color blindness: Choosing the right colors
- For color blindness: Check the colors of your image
- For formatting ideas: Advice on designing scientific posters
- For formatting ideas: For AFS guidelines
- For formatting ideas: A guide for preparation by the USGS
- For frequent judges comments